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Josten Performing Arts Library

 Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. See: Library Services During COVID-19

Students working in Josten Performing Arts Library

The Werner Josten Performing Arts Library serves the life, culture and mission of Smith College by curating collections and services in music, theatre, dance and allied interdisciplinary areas that meet the needs of students and faculty for discovery, in-depth research, performance and enjoyment.

Research Guides

Guides to resources for the study of the performing arts and related disciplines:

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Contact Us


Josten Performing Arts Library, Mendenhall Center, 122 Green Street, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 - Directions
Service desk: 413-585-2930 / 2935

For help with... Name or Department Phone Email

Performing arts (Music, Theatre, Dance) reference and research assistance, library instruction, requesting new materials (books, scores, recordings), gifts

Marlene Wong, Head of Werner Josten Library 413-585-2931                                  
Make an appointment                                                    

Circulation and public services: student staff, fines and bills, use policies, missing materials

Janet Spongberg, Josten Circulation Coordinator 413-585-2932                          
Course reserves, acquisitions, collections processing

Micah Walter, Josten Collection Services/ Circulation Associate